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#1895 of 2179 Re: '05 Toyota Sequoia [lss9022]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:12 pm)
-----grinding like metal to metal when stopping and when released, the petal makes a pop noise---- i had exactly the same problem with my 2005 Sequoia. Took it to dealer, but they could not replicate the problem .. the problems kept on coming and going for about 6 months and now it is for over a year, the symptom is no longer there. not sure what happened .. i did make a point to take my foot off the brake when taking sharp turn (you have to hit the brake to slow down prior to taking sharp turn, but release the brake while taking the sharp turn ..) may be that technique helped. did you do anything else to fix the problem?
#1896 of 2179 Re:rotten egg smell
Oct 13, 2008 (6:48 am)
I have a 2007 SR5. Whenever I go up hill I have a rotten egg smell. Sometimes it is very strong. I complained about it 6 months ago. The dealer told me to change where I get gas. I did and I get a higher grade of gas. The smell is just as bad or maybe worse. Today when I complained again the dealer told me that all cars have this smell. I really don't have STUPID written across my forehead. Does anyone else have this problem?
#1897 of 2179 Re:rotten egg smell [barb24]
by tee go
Oct 13, 2008 (8:54 am)
I don't have this problem with my 2008 Sequoia, but I did with my 1995 Mazda truck and it was caused by the catalytic converter having a crack in it. The whole thing was replaced and then the problem was solved. I would suggest looking for a mechanic that specializes in Toyota's and getting them to diagonse the problem. If it is something that is under warranty see if the mechanic will honor your warranty or else get a written estimate and then take it to the dealer. If they won't take care of the problem just tell them you are going to report them to Toyota and then go to a different dealer.
You don't have STUPID written across your foehead, the dealer obviously does!
#1898 of 2179 Rear Window resumed working after installing new car battery
Nov 08, 2008 (8:17 pm)
I just wanted to weigh in on the issue of "rear window" not working. We have a 2004 Sequoia that we bought new in January of 2004. About 5 months ago, at appromimately 55,000 miles, the rear window stopped working. Sure didn't seem possible to be from over use. Anyway, a couple of days ago when I turned the vehicle off, both front windows went down on their own and the moonroof slid back on its own. After the second time that happened, I called the Toyota dealership where we take it for all of its service and explained the situation. They said they would start with the battery, as it was still the original and was close to its life expectancy. I checked the battery myself and it was very corroded, especially around the positive terminal. I took the battery out and went to a local auto parts store where they tested it. The charge tested at 91% but the CCAs (cold cranking amps) were in the 500s and the battery is rated at 710 CCA. I went ahead and bought a new one and took it home to replace it. I also replaced the terminal on the positive with an aftermarket part from the auto parts store, as the original was corroded and pretty brittle in a couple of places. Once the battery was installed, I drove it around the block and parked it back in the garage. Then I went back out and turned it on to see if anything had changed with the rear window, and low and behold, IT WORKED AGAIN!!! I was stunned and very happpy as I was expecting to either not use the rear window again or have to pony up for a pretty expensive repair. With all this said, I don't think it was the new battery, but rather replacing the positive terminal (that may have been causing a short - the copper was compromised) that solved the electrical problem that apparently was causing the rear window not to work.
#1899 of 2179 Re: '05 Toyota Sequoia [nativecrafts]
Nov 16, 2008 (6:59 am)
I have an '02 Sequoia and had also experienced the intermittent metallic grinding noise -- of concern not to mention embarassing. Would occur when I was slowing down, such as in parking lots, but then began to make noise even while driving around town. Dealer claimed that noise could not be replicated when they would check. I replaced the brakes, yet noise continued. Well, to shorten a long story, I took it to Firestone, they have a good mechanic over there, said I didn't want it back until it was figured out .... 5 hours and $61 later discovered that it was the parking brake. When the casing (?) was removed the brake itself literally fell into his hands in bits and powder. Don't know exact details but the parking brake was somehow engaging with the main brake while driving (no, the parking brake wasn't left "locked" on) Oh, and the $61 dollar bill was only for parts and perhaps an hour of labor, as the mechanic was sorry that he hadn't figured it out earlier.
I have also had the VSC light come on intermittently. The manual does say to take it immediately to the dealer. I have received two other bits of advice. First being, to make certain to replace gas lid tightly (several "clicks") after refueling. Secondly, that the sensor may have an "error" reading when it gets dirty. The light has gone off for me when I've used either/both bits of advice but I remain cautious particularly after reading some of the posts on this website.
#1900 of 2179 Re: Sequoia Door Handles [cat21]
Dec 17, 2008 (9:08 am)
would you tell me how to open hatch?
#1901 of 2179 Electrical problems? 2002 sequoia
Dec 18, 2008 (11:17 am)
My 2002 sequoia has been acting very strange. cruise control light comes on all the time now (even when cruise is off). Radio now stays on even when we shut the car off, unless we specifically turn off the radio. The temperature reading in the car changed from fahrenheit to celsius (with no way to change it back).
This car has been rapidly falling apart over the past year (we've had the 4wd system fail, tailgate latch broke twice, tailgate window leak, cd player broke, cassette player broke, antenna motor fail twice, etc etc etc). We are the first and only owners and we have kept up with all regular maintenance, etc.
We will never be buying Toyota again, but we're hoping someone here can help us figure out this latest electrical problem so we don't have to buy a new car right away.
#1902 of 2179 Headlight Adjustment
Jan 08, 2009 (9:11 am)
Does anyone know how to adjust the headlights on a 2008 Sequoia? Mine are too high and everyone I pass flashes me. I've looked under the hood and can't find any obvious adjustments.
#1903 of 2179 Sequoia Headlight adjustment
Jan 08, 2009 (9:38 am)
I'd like to know too - the Manual says "See your Toyota Dealer". Never had a vehicle that required me to go to my dealer to adjust the headlights.... then again, never have had a vehicle that didint allow the driver to turn on the inside dome light from the dash board...but thats a Toyota thing, not just a Seq. 'feature'.
BTW - My 2001 Sequoia has 206,000 miles and still going strong. I havent replaced anything except a PRNDL light (Park, reverse, Neutral.... ) since 120,000 miles.... it just keeps saving me money.
#1904 of 2179 sequoia headlamps
Jan 08, 2009 (10:21 am)
The Harnes shop manual (any parts house - NAPA / Checker etc) is pretty vague. a lousy picture with the statement, " insert a philips head screwdriver into the hole to make the vertical adjustment". When I looked under the hood at the adjustment point it still is not clear. That said, I'll bet it's the lower bumper driving lites that causes oncoming to flash their beams at you. They can be turned off at the stalk switch. You may want to try that and see if you are still getting flashed.